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Jesse Grindler

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Artist
  • Clown school, Travelling
  • From British Columbia, Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I am currently travelling in Colombia teaching arts workshops for kids in different communities. - Clown, Puppetry, Theatre, Masks.

I am a person with lots of smiles and I am usually optimistic. I look for the uncommon path in life and try to live the way I want to. I am working towards being a self directed artist. I build musical instruments with recycled materials, work and study with different community arts collectives, play music and sometimes perform physical comedy.

Clown, Hitchhiker, storyteller, dreamer, puppeteer, forest lover, long legged person, music lover.

Mi anfitrión en Barcelona me dejo este complemento en couchsurfing y no puedo pensar de mejores palabras en Español:

Probablemente Jesse haya sido de los viajeros más auténticos que he hospedado. Su sentido de la aventura es claramente bohemio, su mente abierta es clara y honesta y su adaptación al medio es envidiable. Jesse es un tipo tranquilo que siempre ofrece una franca sonrisa. Su porte y estilo hará que algún día dé vida a un personaje inolvidable de circo. Siempre es una satisfacción compartir la casa con un aprendiz de artista y un isleño con sentido de la universalidad. Ánimo y adelante Jesse... siempre serás bienvenido :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

It is a great honor and joy to be able to see a culture from the inside and couchsurfing can make that a lot easier when you don't have contacts in a place. It is within the ancient traditión of people helping travellers find their way.

Through this site I have stayed with amazing people in Barcelona, Casablanca, Rabat and the Sahara in Morocco, Zinguinchor and Dakar in Senegal. I have hosted a few last minute people on Saltspring island.

In my travels I have been hosted by an unknown number of generous people and received rides from hundreds as well. My worldly education would have been impossible without the help of all these amazing people.

Interests

Dancing, Being ridiculous, Thinking way too much, Red Wine, Speaking Spanish, Going for adventures, My inspiring friends, Bicycles, Nature.

Music, Movies & Books

Music styles I like: Toto La Momposina Salsa Old time folk music (Alan lomax recordings) Balkan orchestras Lots of African music Samba Mongolian Throat singing

Authors: Tom Robbins, Jack Kerouac, Thoreau, Euell Gibbons, Kahlil Gibran, Antoine St. Exupery, Allen Ginsberg.

Movies: Children of paradise, Emir Kusturica.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhiked through the Sahara Desert

What I Can Share With Hosts

I like to cook and share stories and ideas about life.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Gambia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Senegal, Spain, United States, Western Sahara

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Japan, Mexico

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